Welcome to Oak Class!
A poem for all of our wonderful Y6 children - we miss you very much!
To Our Year Sixes
As SATs week arrives it is not quite the same,
The tests that were printed for this year never came,
The displays all still up; Maths Meeting walls full of ‘rules’,
But Year 6 is very different, at present, in our schools.
For some of you, happiness, lots of relief,
For others a sigh of pure disbelief,
That you worked really hard in advance of this week,
‘Expected’ and ‘Greater Depth’ marks you did seek.
Algebra, fractions, TT Rock Star drills,
Inference, retrieval and in-depth reading skills,
Past present, progressive and all the grammar terms,
You’ve practiced and mastered them over the years.
Fear not though, the SATs, yes won’t happen this term
But remember tests don’t measure everything you learn,
Primary subjects are varied; you’ve always tried your best,
And many of those skills that you’ve gained can’t be defined.
So here at Kirkby Avenue you’ve made us so proud,
We sit here with pride and we shout this out loud,
Year 6 you amaze us, you’ve come incredibly far…
And we don’t need a test to see how amazing you are!
Our Class Book for the Spring term is Skellig by David Almond.
When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain. Then he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage, and finds something magical. A strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital. But Skellig is far more than he at first appears, and as he helps Michael breathe life into his tiny sister, Michael's world changes for ever ...
'Touched with a visionary intensity, this strange life-affirming tale exercises every muscle of the imagination' The Guardian
"Brings magical realism to working-class North-east England." Michael Rosen
Times Tables Rock Stars
The children love TT Rockstars! We are continuing our daily 'Times Tables Rock Stars' sessions. Remember, you can use your login at home to work on your skills and challenge staff and children, if you haven't logged in at home yet, try and have a go! We have been really impressed with many children from our class using this at home - we love the fact that you are challenging members of staff too!
PE is usually on a Tuesday morning, but we may get chance to go outside for PE too, so leave your kit in school all week!
Reading Superstars are checked weekly by our LSAs - you must read 3 times to yourself in school, 3 times at home and 3 times to an adult at home to reach the superstar goal! There are prizes for children that reach this target every week in a half-term and also termly so get reading!
In Maths we have been investigating the properties of 2D Polygons and 3D Polyhedrons.
We used our skills to design nets and to then make our own Polyhedrons. This was really fiddly and we had to be super-accurate in order to create a range of 3D Shapes to display in the classroom.
Year 6 Boosters started the week beginning Monday 11th November. Please remember, attend weekly and collect your Y6 Passport Points!
Year 6 Breakfast Booster is every Thursday and Friday morning 8-8:30am. try to check which day you are attending and remember to start collecting your prize points!
Try to attend at least one a week - if you are having problems getting here, just come and talk to us all about it!
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